Set in the heart of the Piddle Valley on the outskirts of the  

the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide, South House Retreat is a

unique place to rest and visit the beautiful county of Dorset.

Run by writer Tracy and her artist husband Martin

this 200-year old Regency house is a wonderfully tranquil

place. The guest bedrooms have big comfy beds, fluffy dressing

gowns and towels, hair dryers, tea/coffee facilities, desks

and relaxation space.

There are also three bathrooms with toiletries, so you can

have bubble filled lazy soaks or a refreshing

shower, a therapy room where you can book relaxing massages

and other holistic treatments.

The rooms are deliberately without TV giving

you more time to relax in the garden or hot tub, enjoy down time,

read or play board games in the large lounge, read in the library or

just sleep!

There is a homely kitchen with aga, open fires, studio space for

painting, a south facing walled garden, hot tub and the river

Piddle running through the grounds.

The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering superb

walks and spectacular views of rolling hills and the amazing

Jurassic Coast is a short drive away.

There is no minimum stay though with bed and breakfast,

half and full board options as well as bespoke packages available,

you are likely to want to linger!

Alongside the guest facility South House hold a number of

residential and non-residential courses for writers and artists.

Mindful, meditation-well-being workshops are

held throughout the year. 

The house and gardens are available for hire to photographers

for private or commercial shoots on an hourly or daily basis.

The art studio space is available for hire to for guests and


There are only a few guest bedrooms available, 

we do however, cater for small group functions and day visitors.

For more information on this unique creative, restful haven please

use the contact facilities on this site or call one of

the contact numbers.

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